Make sure you protect your ATM card!

Make sure you protect your ATM card!

Written by Staff Writer

03 Feb, 2019 | 9:12 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has launched an investigation into an ATM scam where money has been robbed through the ATM’s of certain government and private banks.

As per the preliminary investigations, it has been revealed that the scam is being carried out by an organized group who initially obtains the data of the card user through an external instrument fixed onto the ATM machine. The data is then used to forge ATM cards to withdraw money from the machines.

In line with this investigation, Lank Clear (Pvt) Ltd; a subsidiary of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued the following guidelines to the general public.

1) Be vigilant on any suspicious devices connected to the ATM before performing a transaction. If so immediately alert the bank security or the police.

2) If a suspicious looking individual wearing a cap, helmet or sunglasses is seen loitering near an ATM, immediately inform the bank security or police

3) Register for SMS alert service with the respective bank to be notified of all transactions.

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